Students living with identified disabilities (including physical, sensory, learning, or mental health), may find it necessary to request some adaption to reduce barriers in learning or living situations at Columbia Bible College. The Student Development Department includes Access Equity Services, designed to assist you as an effective self-advocate in the pursuit of equity and reasonable access and accommodation. Access Equity also assists the wider Columbia community to develop appropriate responses toward issues of ability, disability and access on our campus.
- Access Equity Services must be initiated by self-identification; without it, the College will not implement any accommodation plan. Students who believe their specific circumstances require accommodation will be required to supply appropriate documentation in a timely manner, and to participate fully in the access development process.
- Students are not required to use Access Equity support while at Columbia. Students who live with limitations imposed by disability, but who do not choose College-supported assistance, will be assumed by the College not to be in need of accommodations for equitable access.
- Appropriate (reasonable) accommodations in structures or procedures within Academic, Community Life (Residence or Commuter), Registration, Food Service or other departments will be recommended by AE Services as necessary. Students should be aware that accommodation solutions are developed on an individual basis, and will be designed in keeping with the best interests of the individual student, the College community, and CBC's academic standards.
- It is important to be aware of the differences between the terms "equity" and "equal" as applied at Columbia Bible College. Where the concept "equal" concerns the state of being identical in number, size, amount, position, status or treatment, the concept of "equity" pursues justice, fairness and a reasonable equivalency of treatment or position across differing situations. Columbia's Access Equity Services are designed to promote equitable, not equal, circumstances.
For more information on Ability, Disability and Access Equity Services, please contact Academic Support Services.
The Columbia Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Resource Centre beside Reception. The Bookstore carries all current semester textbooks and a limited supply of past semester text books.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (Contact Reception for exceptions)
Refunds or exchanges will be accepted until the second week of each semester (third day for summer semester) or one week after date of purchase if purchase was made prior to a semester. For a 100% refund or exchange, students must bring the textbook back (a) in the first week of the fall or winter semester, (b) within the first three days of the summer semester, or (c) one week from the date of purchase if the purchase was made prior to the beginning of a semester. A 90% refund is available for textbooks returned the second week of the fall or winter semester.
For an exchange or refund, customers must have the original till receipt (plus debit/credit card or yellow textbook charge receipt if applicable). All refunds will be applied to the student's account unless original purchase was made with a credit card (refunded to credit card).
Textbooks will NOT be accepted for a refund or exchange if:
- plastic shrink wrap has been opened or removed (when applicable).
- textbook has been damaged in any way.
- any accompanying CD or student aid is missing from the text package.
- returned after the second week of the fall or winter semesters, or after the third day of the summer semester.
Columbia Bible College reserves the right to refuse refunds if the return does not meet the standards listed in the store policy.
Columbia Bible College places a high priority on the public safety of the campus community. To that end the College is determined to ensure that adequate services are provided to assure that our campus remains as safe and secure as possible. Columbia is committed to maintaining an environment where faculty, staff, students and visitors can pursue their respective work, study and business peacefully and without fear for their safety and security. The College’s Department of Facilities & Grounds is responsible for public safety on campus. This policy will specifically outline the mandate and objectives of the Security Services of this department. Columbia’s Security Policy supports the academic mission of the College by creating a safe, secure and equitable environment for all members of the community.
24 HOUR CAMPUS SECURITY 604-853-7010
The Facilities & Grounds Department works in a receptive and genuine partnership with the College community in providing:
- a service delivery model that places emphasis on customer service;
- a visible security presence on campus;
- security for all College buildings and property;
- security for special events in special circumstances;
- a reliable 24 hour response to both routine and emergency calls for security and/or police service and violations of College safety;
- law enforcement when required in respect to violations of the Criminal Code and relevant provincial statutes;
- the promotion of security, crime prevention, and safety awareness.
Student Job Board
Students looking to work while studying at Columbia have access to various employment opportunities.
Columbia provides a job board for employers to post job opportunities for Columbia students. Please note that this is a free service and Columbia Bible College is not responsible for the job postings listed.